I have a 2010 sharepoint top level site with multiple subsites. I have some lists on my top level site that contain such as Upcoming Events and News items. All my layouts use a webpart that display Upcoming Events and some also display news. This all works fine for pages created in the Top Level site. If I try to create a page using a layout with these webparts in a sub site I get an error telling me the list does not exist.
“List does not exist. The page you selected contains a list that does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user. “
I tried editing the website properties to change the URL of the list but that does not work. I also tried exporting the webpart at the top level site and importing it into the webpart gallery but that does not work either.
I am using the Content Query Webpart. I also have tired displaying a list view as a webpart as well but to no avail. It seems like this should be part of building a layout. To display common information stored in one central site on layouts.
I have access to the site with Sharepoint designer as well.
Can I do this without buying a 3rd party product?